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Dex Flix brings you the latest movie reviews and previews of what's coming out for 2020. As well as past movies that you missed on the big screen!

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "WONDER WOMAN 1984" 2021 

Set in the year 1984, we follow Diana Prince as she tries to live the low profile life but like many Superheroes there's is rarely any rest bite in saving the world. A business man tries to steal ancient artifact with the intent of running the world but he does what ever it takes to fulfill his desires.

Diana Prince "Wonder Woman" has grown in strength and will take every power she has to save the world from going into destruction. Like the first film it has the romance sparks and witty comedy and builds on strong female Superhero leads. This might be up for several awards and you can see why and won't be a surprise if we see a trilogy out of this.

Personal Rating 6.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.5/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "PIECES OF A WOMAN" 2021 

Film focuses its journey with a couple played by Vanessa Kirby & Shia Labeouf, who are on the verge of becoming new parents during a home birth, is shattered by a turn of events. 

Its an emotional rollercoaster on how a woman manages her grief, the fallout of her partner and family. Vanessa Kirby's role of "Martha Weiss" is gripping and your rooting for her to be in a happy place throughout this trauma situation. There are parts of the film where it could have been better but the first 40 mins set the tone of this move.

Personal Rating 7/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM" 2020  

Based in the Early 1930's we see the story of how Ma Rainey and her band come together to record their first live vinyl and like many famous groups there's always a fall out where tensions are high.

There was exceptional performances from fallen star Chadwick Boseman who took this role serious and learnt to play his musical instrument to get into the feel of the character "Levee" who he played. Voila Davis was another one who shone through the film playing the main star Ma Rainey and you get a sense of how this leading woman demanding respect for everything she did as the lead singer.

Director George C Wofle got this one right and its one film you can appreciate the efforts made for those who love everything about what Jazz stood for in past to what it still resonates to us now.

Personal Rating 8/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.2/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "SOUL" 2020  

Another fab film from Pixar Studios as we follow the life of a middle age school teacher called Joe, who dreams of still being a big jazz player but has to learn some real life lessons along the way.

This film has characters we can all relate too and with the year we have had, this film focuses on mental health and the impact it has on yourself and others around you.

Soul is going to make your heart melt, with voices from Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Tina Fey, Rachel House, Donnell Rawlings, Quest Love, and Richard Ayoade.

Personal Rating 8/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 8.2/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "THE CROODS 2" 2020  

Great sequel to the original, as we follow the closely knitted family "The Croods" who are introduced to another family, set on changing how the family function. Question will be who's Family works best and can they compromise.

Enjoy this movie as you enjoy the added characters along the way.

Personal Rating 7/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "THE MIDNIGHT SKY" 2020  

Lead actor George Clooney stars as a lone scientist trying to prevent a crew from returning to Earth, as life is not what it once was when the crew see notable changes from space.

Stunning beautiful to watch but disappointing in the storyline and for me goes back to the Netflix formula of a great cast but lacking in a good plot.

 

Personal Rating 5.6/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "TENET" 2020  

The highly anticipated blockbuster of 2020 was undoubtedly was Tenet, a science fiction action thriller.

A secret agent is given the case to prevent a World War 3 happening but its not going to be easy and has to do the impossible by bending the law of physics to succeed in his mission. 

It's a long film that will require you to pay attention so enjoy this journey from start to finish.

Personal Rating 7.2/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.5/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "CLOUDS" 2020  

A film based on a book called "Fly A Little Higher - How God Answered A Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way" which was by Laura Sobiech. We focus on a boy called Zach who doesn't have much time to live. He's a passionate musician and focuses his energy on trying to create an album, not knowing his touching hearts in a big way.

If you're looking for a tear jerking story or heart felt film based on actual events then this one will have you smiling through your rain.

Personal Rating 7.7/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.5/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "THE PROM" 2020  

Looking for a cheesy sing song for the festive cheer or even in the new year, you can give this one a whirl but don't expect anything special. 

We focus on a few washed up Broadway stars who get inspired to rally together and make one girl's prom dream come true.

Personal Rating 5.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.1/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "JINGLE JANGLE" 2020  

 

With Christmas in the air, this was a fab film staring Forrest Whittaker as "Jeronicus", Keegan-Michael Key as "Gustafson" and the star of the film Madalen Mills as "Journey". With Jeronicus being the best toy maker in the land, he's betrayed by an old friend and only his grand daughter can bring him back with hope and joy.

Loved the songs and cast that was listed for this film and would recommend anyone to embrace this magical story.

Personal Rating 7.910 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.5/10